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Buenos Aires Restaurants

La Cabrera

  • Cabrera 5099 Map It
  • Palermo Soho
  • Steakhouse

Updated 07/10/2014

Fodor's Review

Spanish may actually be the least common language spoken at this touristy place, but that doesn't mean it's not a great steak house. Generally big enough to share, huge slabs of meat are seasoned, seared, and cooked to perfection and accompanied by a variety of condiments. There's also an array of "side dishes," a touch gimmicky, but tasty, ranging from different vegetable purees and pickles. The service is impeccable—it has to be with the international crowd it attracts. Provoletas (gooey, slightly crispy grilled cheese slabs) are a must to start, either the standard cow or the much touted goat versions. The exact same menu is served down the block at La Cabrera Norte, at 5127 Cabrera, a location that was opened just to handle the overflow. While reservations are accepted, they're rarely honored, so expect to stand in line during prime dinner hours.

Restaurant Information


Cabrera 5099, at Thames, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, 1425, Argentina

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Restaurant Details:

  • No lunch Tues.–Thurs.
  • Reservations essential

Updated 07/10/2014


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Nov 15, 2009

La Cabrera Review

I was wary about this place; I usually find that restaurants popular with tourists have lackadaisical service and boring food. However, one tourist spot that actually lives up to the hype! The beef is flavorful and the many side salads and dishes that automatically accompany your meal are amazing. We ordered a sausage appetizer, a salad, and one meat dish and were stuffed to the gills! We were happy to find that they didn't sacrifice quality for size;

our meal was excellent. We had to bring half the sausage and the salad home because the portions were so large. The meal was also a bargain due to the US Dollar exchange rate; our bill (including wine and soft drinks) came out to around US $70. Service was a little bit on the inattentive side, but we forgave that due to the large crowd and great food. Definitely one not to miss.

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May 14, 2009

A steak adventure

We only had 7 nights in BA and two evening we dined in La Cabrera. The steak was not only delicious, but you don't need to order anything with it. First they bring you fresh roasted garlic and delicious spreads for the bread, then several little side dishes come with the meat on a long wooden platter. It was an adventure trying all the side dishes. Make a reservation for 8:30 and enjoy! (there are two La Cabreras-original and north a few paces down

the street)

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Jul 2, 2008

Best Steakhouse in Buenos Aires

Great food, service and atmosphere far above the rest.

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